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  • Bending Chromated Panel

    Doing an amplifier chassis out of 2.5mm anodized/chromated stock and want to make it a "U" shaped piece with bends for the front and back panels. I know chromium is brittle - how about the coating you use?


    Looking at a rounded 90 at the rear and a sloped panel up front.


    Also wondering about milling the inside thickness down at the bend points? I've done it with a carbide flat bit in a router with many many passes just shaving the metal, but wondering if there's a better way. I figure around a quarter inch wide and half the thickness the full width of the chassis plate should make it possible to clamp the panel and bend it by hand.


    Posted By: sKiZoo on Apr 22, 2013 05:27AM Category: Production

  • Box with text engraving



    I'm designing an enclosure and was wondering if it is possible to have a rectangle which also includes text in the geometry. Much like this:


    ...with "INPUT" being the "title" of everything included in the box.


    I guess it could be done with separate engraving lines (i.e. 5 lines and a text engraving), but I was wondering if there's an easier way.


    Thanks in advance!


    Kind regards,


    Posted By: S_Prime on Mar 22, 2013 05:21PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Combined parts

    I have 2 complimentary L-shaped parts. Is it allowable to submit them as a single "panel" separated by a cut? If so is the correct way of doing this using elongated shapes made with the hole tool?

    Posted By: ecurtz on Mar 18, 2013 07:31PM Category: Production

  • Dxf import Hypex Ncore logo

    I am trying to import the Hypex Ncore logo into FPD as a cavity, but it does noet work. Could it be because they are seperate cutouts in one file???


    Posted By: ds23man on Mar 09, 2013 08:01PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • DXF import problem

    In an attempt to import a dxf file I get the following message:

    "An unhandled exception occurred..."


    I use Windows XP 32bit


    Can you help me? Thanx

    Posted By: winston67 on Mar 08, 2013 11:15AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Front Panel Designer dosen't start in Linux Mint14

    I installed using the 64bit .deb package with no errors.

    When i click the icon in start menu it dosen't start.

    I don't get any error messages or an hour glass, just nothing.


    Any suggestions?

    Posted By: acidblue on Mar 08, 2013 03:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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